OVERVIEW OF AMS POLICIES AND STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Please refer to the Student Handbook for the full list.
Students may use the school phone to call parents in case of emergency. Personal cell phones are not to be on, out, or used during school hours. Messages will be delivered to students during school hours only in cases of extreme emergencies. It is not possible to deliver messages after 3:30 pm. Cellphones observed during school will be subject to the cellphone policy. Headphones should not be visible, either.
HATS AND HOODIES
Hats and hoodies are permitted on campus. Inside the building and inside classrooms, however, students are expected to have their hoodies lowered at all times; hats may be worn inside classroom with the permission of individual teachers.
Students outside of the classroom during class time must be in possession of a valid hall pass. Any adult may request to see this pass at any time.
Public displays of affection (hugging, hand-holding, kissing, etc.) are not allowed on campus. This extends to excessive touching, including roughhousing and horseplay.
HOW TO SUCCEED
Attend class daily, on time and ready to learn. Surround yourself with positive influences and friends. Get involved. Be aware of your grades (use Aeries). Be aware of and follow all school rules. Respect the authority of adults to enforce rules and policies. Have a positive attitude. Ask for help when you need it. Strive to learn something new each day.
Safe learning environments are necessary for students to learn and thrive. Therefore, bullying, cyberbullying, and threats will not be tolerated. Students experiencing bullying should report it to an adult immediately. Students found to be bullying will be disciplined in a progressive manner depending on the severity of the incident.
LOSS OF PRIVILEGES
Attitude, behavior, and effort matter for students to succeed in school and life. Students whose grades, citizenship, and behavior are poor may lose the opportunity to participate in school activities, including 8th grade promotion. Other consequences can and will be assigned, in a progressive manner.
Possession of any of the following will result in suspension and possibly expulsion (see the Handbook for a full list): drugs, alcohol, vaping devices, knives, guns, explosives, lighters, matches, and fireworks.